Ye Gods! If we are thrown into the jaws of our regional news producers I dread to think how the presenting standards,(leave aside item selections)will evolve.
Last Night we heard about a guy who was shot dead while sitting in his car in a shopping store car park. Background information told us that this guy had been lucky to survive a similar shooting once before.
Okay, so far so good.
We then hear that this character has a history of kidnapping, serious assaults and connections with drug dealing.
The reporter continues: "This crime is a serious one, and is outside the law".